It’s been nearly a year since Julie stopped into an event in the East Williamsburg headquarters of Fabr Studio and, after poking around the premises, promptly dubbed them “Brooklyn’s most inventive, resourceful, economy-minded, under-the-radar architecture firm.” (She later returned with photographer Matthew Williams and his camera to capture the studio, and its garden, in full.) Since then, we’ve been seeing Fabr Studio’s work pop up everywhere, solidifying Julie’s initial hunch: this is the firm to watch.
Today we’re revisiting their DIY, industrial/tropical studio kitchen, with, said one of the principals, “a quality of light unusual for New York City.” Take a closer look.
Photography by Matthew Williams for Remodelista.
The team built out the kitchen with stainless steel tables, the sort from restaurant supply stores, on either side of a salvaged range; crates and a vintage set of drawers keep essentials corralled on the lower shelves.
The long center dining table was another DIY: two long Ikea butcher block counters propped up on two-by-fours. The Stendig cane chairs were an eBay find.
(Of note: sink skirts are making a comeback. See more examples in Sink Skirt Revival: 16 Fresh Examples of a New Old Trend.)
N.B.: For more of a look around (and more clever DIY ideas), see A Tree Grows in Brooklyn: Fabr Studio in East Williamsburg and Garden of Eden: The Most Beautiful Spot in Brooklyn Happens to Be in an Industrial Park (Seriously).
And, more DIY kitchens from the archives:
- 13 Favorite Cost-Conscious Kitchen Remodels from the Remodelista Archives
- Kitchen of the Week: A DIY Kitchen Overhaul for Under $500
- Kitchen of the Week: A Stylist’s $3,400 Kitchen Makeover, DIY Scandi Edition
- Kitchen of the Week: A Glassmaker’s Imaginative Studio Kitchen in London, DIY Ikea Hacks Included
- Steal This Look: A Hudson Valley DIY Kitchen by a Stealth Design Star